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Books, Articles, and More

The Alden Library has nearly 50,000 books, streaming videos, DVDs, more than 80,000 e-books, and over 60 databases that provide access to thousands of full-text journal articles to support QCC’s academic programs. Located on the third floor of the Harrington Learning Center, the library is available for students to study, research and reflect, and has a variety of seating options including study tables, carrels and two large reading rooms, as well as librarians who are ready to help students in their research. At the circulation desk students can find course reserves, check out laptops and other materials, and reserve group study rooms. Group study rooms of all sizes are available for students who would like to study or work on group projects. Electronic resources can also be accessed off campus via the Library website. Students can also find assistance via phone, email and chat. Additionally, the library has a computerized library classroom for hands-on Information literacy instruction.

The Alden Library is a member of several resource sharing networks including HELM (Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts), Commonwealth Catalog and ARC (Academic Research Consortium of Worcester) which provide QCC students access to more than six million items.